How to Disable Animation in Office 2013

Office 2013 is undoubtedly an awesome updated version of Office 2007, with a good number of cool, interesting and useful features in it. But still, there are some annoying and infuriating things in it that really bothers you a lot.

When you open the editor and start using any of its software like word, excel or PowerPoint, it becomes really annoying. Microsoft has added a number of animations in almost every tool of Office 2013. For instance, when you are speedily typing something, a cursor will be lagging behind.

You will certainly find no problem if you are running Windows 8 on a bombastic system, with high-speed processor and a huge ram, and you will surely love the smooth effects of Office 2013. Otherwise, you need to immobilize animations in Office 2013 in order to smoothly run this program. Below is the step by step guide to disable these animations.


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    Disabling Office 2013 Animation

    First of all, you have to open Windows Run Box. Write regedit in it and click OK. It will open Windows Registry Editor. In case User Account Control (UAC) is enabled on your system, then you will be asked for administrative privileges by the Windows before running the Registry Editor.

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    Now navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\ in the Registry Editor and set up a new key. For this, just right click on the second option ‘New’ and make a new key and name it Graphics.

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    After that, select the Graphics key, the one you have just made, and set a new DWORD (32-bit) key. In order to set a new key, right click on an empty space and click on New—>DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it DisableAnimations.

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    Once you have created the key, double click on it and change its value. Type 1 in Hexadecimal mode and save the key.

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    All done. Now, you won’t see any animation on any of the Office 2013 products. If you want to get the previous settings, just change the value of the key to 0 or remove the key.

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